Effect and causes of burnout on mental health among healthcare professionals


  • Yaser Yahya Qattan Department of Psychiatry, Al-Amal Mental Health and Addiction Treatment Hospital, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
  • Faisal Ahmed Rashed College of Medicine, Shaqra University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
  • Amaal Omar Hanani Department of Psychiatry, Eradah Mental Health Complex, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
  • Ali Mohammed Alasmari Primary Healthcare Center, Al-Sharayie 7 Healthcare Center, Mecca, Saudi Arabia
  • Hussain Ali Al Eid Department of Intensive Care Unit, Qatif Central Hospital, Qatif, Saudi Arabia
  • Zahraa Fouad Al Sunni Department of Neurology, Dammam Medical Complex, Dammam, Saudi Arabia
  • Hayfa Ahmed Hassan Department of Internal Medicine, Prince Saud bin Jalawi Hospital, Al Ahsa, Saudi Arabia
  • Ahmed Mohammed Alsahli Health Insurance, Ministry of Health, Medina, Saudi Arabia
  • Mshary Ali Altuwaijri College of Medicine, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
  • Salma Abdulrahman Albrak College of Medicine, Ibn Sina National College, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
  • Hashem Ahmed Kholedi Department of Psychiatry, Eradah Mental Health Complex, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia




Burnout, Mental health, Healthcare professionals, Occupational stress, Well-being


Burnout, which refers to workplace stress, poses a threat to the well-being of healthcare practitioners, affecting both their individual mental health and the overall functioning of the healthcare system. The demanding nature of the profession, cultural expectations, and organizational challenges all contribute significantly to the signs of burnout, such as exhaustion, depersonalization, and reduced personal achievement. Research conducted in Saudi Arabia and GCC countries sheds light on the factors that contribute to burnout among healthcare professionals, emphasizing the need for a different approach to clinical management. The study explores the relationship between burnout and mental health, uncovering an interplay that undermines both individuals' well-being and patient care quality. It delves into how burnout extends beyond boundaries to impact lives and the broader healthcare system. The review highlights the importance of tailored interventions, stress management techniques, and organizational support in clinical management strategies that address the challenges faced by healthcare professionals in these regions. Furthermore, it emphasizes individualized support systems, team-based approaches to care provision, and policies promoting work-life balance as measures for mitigating burnout. To effectively address burnout, it is crucial to implement monitoring and evaluation systems while advocating for policy changes at both governmental levels. By taking an approach, we can ensure the prevention and management of burnout. As healthcare systems continue to evolve, prioritizing the well-being of healthcare professionals becomes increasingly important. This ensures healthcare delivery and maintains a high standard of quality care.


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How to Cite

Qattan, Y. Y., Rashed, F. A., Hanani, A. O., Alasmari, A. M., Al Eid, H. A., Al Sunni, Z. F., Hassan, H. A., Alsahli, A. M., Altuwaijri, M. A., Albrak, S. A., & Kholedi, H. A. (2023). Effect and causes of burnout on mental health among healthcare professionals. International Journal Of Community Medicine And Public Health, 11(1), 496–500. https://doi.org/10.18203/2394-6040.ijcmph20233945



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